**These steps are for evaluation licenses, indie licenses, or academic node-locked license only. If you are using a studio license or an academic floating license, please visit the Floating License instructions page instead.
For Windows users, the easiest way to install the plugin is to use the Windows Installer. All you have to do is download the installer and run the .exe file.
If you are using Linux or would like more control over your Windows installation process you can:
Go to Windows → Settings/Preferences → Plug-in Manager in Maya and load ziva.mll. If ziva.mll does not show up in the list by default, you can locate it using “Browse”. Once the plugin is loaded, you will see Ziva, Ziva Tools and Ziva Transfer in your top menu bar. These menus contain all of the Ziva VFX functionalities, but can only be used once the license file has been set up.
Standalone licenses, also known as 'node-locked licenses; do not require a license server. All you need to do is copy the license file to one of the Ziva VFX plugin search paths. You can use the License Register tool: Click the “Browse” button, select the downloaded license file, and then click the “Register” button. The license file will be copied into your installation of the Ziva VFX Maya plugin module. The status line at the bottom of the window will show whether the operation was successful or not. Please note, you must launch Maya with administrator privilege if Ziva VFX installation path is under “C:\Program Files”.
For more information about the new License Registry function (released in Ziva VFX 1.8) check out the Ziva VFX Installation Docs.
After the license is setup, reopen Maya and you should now be able to use all of Ziva VFX functions.
You can always visit the Ziva Community Installation section for FAQs and solutions from the Ziva Team or reach out to our Installation Support Team. If you wish to contact us via e-mail, please provide information in your initial e-mail:
Ziva VFX Software requirements are as followed:
Ziva VFX Hardware requirements are as followed:
Hello Ziva Team, I just wanted to know if there are any special restrictions on the non-commercial license? Nice work anyway really. Best regards.
Hello , When im trying to run Ziva simultaneously on 2nd Maya its gives "initializePlugin function failed (ziva) " Error